Wisbech Town Football Club has teamed up with Camquit to encourage local smokers to make quitting their goal this Stoptober.

The call comes as figures show that people are uniting behind the smoke free message in Fenland with nearly 7000 people having registered with Camquit to stop smoking in the last five years.

As part of their new teamwork, Cambridgeshire County Council's Stop Smoking Service, will be running a stall at Wisbech Town Football Club's ground on match days. The Camquit team will also be out and about in their CAMQUIT mobile van around so pop-by. Advisors will be available to offer information, advice, and support on quitting smoking. Dates and venues for Camquit mobile service include:

 

 

 

Wed 7th Oct

March Market place

Thurs 8th Oct

Rosmini Centre, Wisbech

Fri 9th Oct

 

St Peters Church Hall, March

Thurs 15th Oct

 

Baptist Church Hall, Wisbech

Fri 16th Oct

Whittelsey Market

Wed 22nd Oct

Asda Wisbech

Fri 30th Oct

Chatteris Market

Stoptober is a national campaign run by Public Health England and is supported by Camquit locally. Around a quarter of million people took part took part in campaign last year pledging to quit for 28 days, with research showing that people who quit for this length of time are five times more likely to quit for good. The campaign runs from 1 to 28 October and provides support, guidance and tools (such as apps) for smokers wishing to attempt to go smokefree for 28-days.

Smoking prevalence amongst adults over the age of 18 in England is 17.5 per cent. In Cambridgeshire the prevalence is 13.5 per cent. The rates in Cambridgeshire districts are: Cambridge "“ 9.5 per cent; East Cambridgeshire "“ 18.1 per cent; Fenland "“ 21.9 per cent; 11.6 per cent "“ Hunts; 11.4 per cent - South Cambridgeshire.

Claire Mead, Camquit Coordinator at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "It's brilliant that Wisbech Town Football Club have joined the Stoptober campaign. There are clear penalties to smoking including increased chances of certain cancers, strokes and heart disease. Camquit can help you beat smoking with our free expert help. Join the thousands quitting this Stoptober and give us a call on 0800 018 4304"

Kelley Lewis, Vice Chairman of Wisbech Town Football Club, said: "We're delighted to back the Stoptober campaign and Camquit as quitting smoking is great way to improve your health. We're working with Camquit to make sure our fans and staff can get the message about how important it is to quit."

 

 

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